American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) held an event on Wednesday to mark the opening largest flour mill ever constructed in North America in Mendota, IL, a company press release announced. The 30,000 cwts mill will process spring, winter, and soft varieties of wheat and two types of whole wheat.
“Our growth investment to design and build a cutting-edge production facility from the ground up highlights our commitment to growth for our customers, our shareholders, and the state of Illinois,” ADM Milling President Kevin Like said in a statement. “This high-tech mill offers unparalleled advantages, including the most up-to-date monitoring and quality control equipment; swift and efficient packing and transportation options; and the ability to mill a wide array of wheat varieties to ensure we are meeting the needs of all of our customers across the Midwest.”
In addition to the site’s three milling units, the facility includes a loop track for shuttle rail unloading of 110 cars, three bulk truck load-outs, a new high speed packer and quality control equipment, and a 30,000-sq-ft-warehouse. ADM’s mill also houses an onsite transportation company with an advanced truck facility and truck wash.
“We are committed to setting the standard for technological innovation in our industry, from our unparalleled food and beverage ingredients portfolio, to our array of probiotics and other health-supporting ingredient offerings, to our growth investments in efficient, sustainabile production facilities like this one in Mendota” Chris Cuddy, senior vice president and president, Carbohydrate Solutions for ADM, said in the release.
Like was appointed president of ADM's flour milling businesses in North America this July, Powder & Bulk Solids reported.